KneedownGSXRBoy Posted March 27, 2006 Share Posted March 27, 2006 Hi guys, have been lurking on the forum for a while now (including NASOIC), and really find all of your posts and information informative. I've been a Subie fan for some time, and came close to pulling the trigger on a then 05 STi (got a '04 A4 ultrasport for fiance instead)... Anyhow, I've got the itch to replace my current ride, a 01 Dodge Dakota quad cab 4x4, that I use as my daily driver and outdoor rec. vehicle, and have narrowed my choices to the Subaru's above (as well as looked/test driven the Audi A3). $40k for a 6cylinder A3 is a bit too rich for me... So I test drove a 06' WRX Wagon with leather, and really like the fact it's inexpensive and powerful. The model didn't have short throw shifter, and I found the shifter a bit long and sloppy (from our A4 with short-throw shifter I installed) but figured I'd have to get used to it and replace with short shifter down the road. The salesman told me to consider a Legacy Wagon, GT, but as I understand it, the 06's don't have MT option. I like the fact the Legacy is more 'upscale', has a panoramic sunroof option, but haven't had the opportunity to test drive one (esp. with an Auto transmission mated to the 2.5turbo). What do you guys think? opinions? How does the auto tranny go with the turbo motor? I've heard both good and bad about this. I would actually prefer an auto tranny with a DSG-type shift (that was fun), but regular auto with sport stick is good too...how about handling, ride? Would I be making too big a compromise for comfort with a WRX wagon? Should I just wait for 07' models to see if they bring back a MT for the Legacy wagon? Thanks for your opinions guys! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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